I don’t know how legit some of these rumors are but I’ve read reports from more than one website stating that Floyd will be making an announcement sometime this week of his plans to fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Last week he declared himself ‘retired’ from boxing, something he’s done in the past and not stayed true to. But he was about to make a big payday by fighting his second fight with De La Hoya in September. Passing up cash like that tells me he’s got something big lined up. Click the pic for the report and stay tuned for developments…
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Ebay user mayweather-promotions has listed the get up worn by Floyd Mayweather in his ring entrance to the Cinco De Mayo 2007 matchup against Oscar De La Hoya. Included in the auction are the gloves, trunks, shoes, robe, and sombrero all flaunted by Money in his unmemorable pre-fight against Oscar. The auction describes virtually no details on any of the garments besides that they are “100% leather.” I don’t know…is it just me or would you want to know a little more about a costume’s design that you are about to spend $4 million on? Damn, not to mention the horrible presentation. I think they can do better than throwin $4mill on a white sheet. Click on the first pic to check the status of the auction…
Iron Ring is a new MMA reality show premiering tonight on BET @ 11 PM eastern. From what I’ve heard, hip-hop personalities such as Lil Jon, Rick Ross and a few others have their own teams (assisted by UFC vets) consisting of up and coming mixed martial artists. Floyd Mayweather has supposedly got involved as well. The show seeks to put some of its fighters on the map as well as increasing MMA’s popularity in the hip-hop world. Not such a bad idea considering all the false statements I hear day in and day out about how MMA is only for white frat boys or whatever. It’s produced by former UFC affiliates so it’s a good marketing technique for the sport. They’ll also be able to make sure the show goes in the right direction.
The following is a brief breakdown of how well the UFC and HBO Boxing did in 2007 by way of PPV numbers. Obviously the popularity of both sports runs deeper than simply pay-per-view figures. I couldn’t locate a list of HBO numbers as far as each event went, but you have to take into account that De La Hoya and Mayweather are probably responsible for a majority of the PPV buys. Similarly, Rampage and Chuck had a lot to do with boosting the UFC numbers. The UFC events combined for 4,885,000 views totaling $194.5 million. UFC 70 & 75 were SPIKE events. Boxing did 4,795,000 PPV’s for $239.75.
UFC 67 – Silva v. Lutter – 400,000
UFC 68 – Slyvia v. Couture – 540,000
UFC 69 – St. Pierre v. Serra – 400,000
UFC 71 – Liddell v. Jackson II – 675,000
UFC 72 – Franklin v. Okami – 200,000
UFC 73 – Ortiz v. Evans – 425,000
UFC 74 – Couture v. Gonzaga – 520,000
UFC 76 – Liddell v. Jardine – 475,000
UFC 77 – Franklin v. Silva II – 325,000
UFC 78 – Evans v. Bisbing – 325,000
UFC 79 – Liddell v. Silva – 600,000
HBO Boxing – 4,795,000 (total) among main events including:
Mayweather v. Hatton
Cotto v. Mosley
Pacquiao v. Barrera
Hopkins v. Wright
De La Hoya v. Mayweather
Cotto v. Judah
I got a kick out of this. I thought wrestling was fake? Someone forgot to remind Floyd of that. He clearly took a lot off his punches but supposedly Big Show got up all bloodied and apparently had a broken nose; probably courtesey of that left uppercut. First Dancing With the Stars now Wrestling for Money. Pretty soon Floyd Mayweather is gonna be a household name.
P. Williams is truly a freak of nature at 6’2″ in the welterweight division. He bobs and weaves like he’s 6 inches shorter and has an exciting style, throwing non-stop all 12 rounds of many fights I’ve seen. He has knockout power and lands with excellent accuracy. In my opinion if anyone can beat Floyd, it will be the Punisher. He has all the ingredients: taller, reach advantage, southpaw, good chin and power. Definately in my top 3 as far as active boxers go. He’s taking on Puerto Rican Carlos Quintana Saturday night on HBO Boxing After Dark. Andre Berto is also on the undercard. Should be an exciting night of free boxing.
Zab and Floyd went all out in Las Vegas club Prive by seeing who could stunt the hardest. They supposedly were outbidding each other by buying $1000 bottles of Dom Perignon and just throwin em out to the crowd randomly. Then Pretty Boy sprayed the crowd with $5000 in cash. Guess dudes don’t learn from the Pacman Jones situation. Click the pic to read the full article and check out some of the video footage.